NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:19:15 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[11th Annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/11th-annual-day-after-thanksgiving-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/11th-annual-day-after-thanksgiving-hike Date: November 28, 2014

Join the Greenbelt educators for our annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike in the Greenbelt.

Walk off all that turkey and stuffing on this two-hour hike and enjoy the serenity of the woods, including a brief visit to the LaTourette House.

Suitable for ages 8 and up. Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions. This program is sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/holiday-train-show Date: November 28, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-28 2014-11-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 28, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 28, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/seasonal-crafts Date: November 28, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings Date: November 29, 2014

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7f611625a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/holiday-train-show Date: November 29, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-29 2014-11-29 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 29, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 29, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 29, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to make your own paper quilt collage to add to our community patchwork quilt.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545a91ea8bcbd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Immigration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/community-conversations-for-kids-immigration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/community-conversations-for-kids-immigration Date: November 29, 2014

A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society!

QHS' Karyn Balan will be guiding the children and their family members through Eve Bunting’s book, One Green Apple, followed by a discussion and activity.

This event is free for children and their adult companions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-29 2014-11-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540092c4d58ba.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/paper-arts-crafts Date: November 29, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/astronomy Date: November 29, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky.

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 6:00 pm 40.5173, -74.1905 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/birding-for-families Date: November 30, 2014

Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Join experts from NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides on this walk to learn how to spot our feathered neighbors and their foreign cousins as they make their trip across the globe. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Ages 5+. Free, registration not required. Space is limited; arrive early for check in. Members: enjoy pre-registration to secure your spot!

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410b0bf550ef.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/family-art-project-harvest-time-hangings Date: November 30, 2014

Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from the gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e7f8795d7d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/holiday-train-show Date: November 30, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-30 2014-11-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: November 30, 2014

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 30, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 30, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Paper Quilting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/history-in-your-hands-paper-quilting Date: November 30, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to make your own paper quilt collage to add to our community patchwork quilt.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545a91ea8bcbd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/nocturnal-wildlife Date: November 30, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring field guides and binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 5:00 pm 40.7942, -73.9628 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/holiday-train-show Date: December 1, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 1, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/holiday-train-show Date: December 2, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 2, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting in Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/christmas-tree-lighting-in-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/christmas-tree-lighting-in-owls-head-park Date: December 2, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when Bay Ridge, Brooklyn comes together to welcome the Christmas Tree Lighting in Owls Head Park. Rain date Dec 3. Please check back for further updates.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 7:00 pm 40.6393, -74.032 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546505a5e8a87.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/holiday-train-show Date: December 3, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 3, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/annual-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/annual-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 3, 2014

Senator Martin J. Golden will host his Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McKinley Park

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B060 McKinley Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.6267, -74.0164 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/holiday-train-show Date: December 4, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-04 2014-12-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 4, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[18th Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/18th-annual-dana-holiday-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/18th-annual-dana-holiday-lighting Date: December 4, 2014

Celebrate the season at our 18th Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center and a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer.

This event is free and family friendly! No organized groups, please. Strollers are not allowed on the Plaza, but stroller parking will be provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6675

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfd009a8b6.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/wreath-interpretations-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/wreath-interpretations-exhibition-opening Date: December 4, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 3606-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c7b6cc8a6.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/annual-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/annual-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 4, 2014

Senator Martin J. Golden will host his Annual Christmas Tree lighting with caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lady Moody Triangle

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B211 Lady Moody Triangle 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.5967, -73.9744 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 5, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/holiday-train-show Date: December 5, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-05 2014-12-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/le-carrousel Date: December 5, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 11:00 am 10:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/seasonal-crafts Date: December 5, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Jingle Bell Jog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/jingle-bell-jog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/jingle-bell-jog Date: December 6, 2014

Crank up your holiday cheer with this festive family affair in Prospect Park.

Your entry fee includes a long-sleeve tech shirt, jingle bells, a post-run hot chocolate, and antler headbands for children.

Presented by the New York Road Runners; proceeds benefit NYRR youth programs.

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9708 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Holiday Family Day: A Storybook Christmas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/annual-holiday-family-day-a-storybook-christmas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/annual-holiday-family-day-a-storybook-christmas Date: December 6, 2014

Holiday spirit abounds during this fun-filled day. Children and parents alike will delight in holiday storytelling and crafts, meeting Santa and have a professional photograph taken (additional fee), shopping for gifts, and more. Storytelling at 10:15 and noon; holiday crafts and photos with Santa are on-going. Space is limited, registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Season's Greetings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/family-art-project-seasons-greetings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/family-art-project-seasons-greetings Date: December 6, 2014

See the inspiring signs of fall shifting to winter at Wave Hill. Draw your own cold-weather tales in a variety of surprise, pop-up holiday cards that come alive with seasonal scenes. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610252042dc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-train-show Date: December 6, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/le-carrousel Date: December 6, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:00 am 10:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Happening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-happening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-happening Date: December 6, 2014

Celebrate the holiday season with crafts, games, music and a surprise visitor!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[11th Annual Family Holiday Craft Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/11th-annual-family-holiday-craft-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/11th-annual-family-holiday-craft-workshop Date: December 6, 2014

Join resident artist Kathy Trimarco as she leads a family craft workshop in which participants create pieces inspired from natural objects.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 6, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Inspiring Insects with Dr. A!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/inspiring-insects-with-dr-a http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/inspiring-insects-with-dr-a Date: December 6, 2014

Join Dr. Leonissa Ardizzone of Storefront Science for this free workshop on incredible insects. Learn why insects are essential to many other species, including humans! An in-depth workshop on insects in our ecology and the role they play in making our natural realm thrive.

Appropriate for ages 6 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor venue and is ADA accessible.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cdf6847f60.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/birding-owls Date: December 6, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 772-3751

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 5:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Santa Claus Pajama Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/santa-claus-pajama-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/santa-claus-pajama-time Date: December 6, 2014

Bring your children to Van Cortlandt House for a new holiday tradition. Join us for Santa Claus Pajama Time on Saturday December 6th at 6:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m., OR 7:15 p.m. for a special visit with Saint Nick. You'll gather in the Herb Cellar to hear the famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore 'Twas the Night Before Christmas followed by a surprise visit from Saint Nicholas. Wear pajamas or your holiday finest and be sure to bring a camera for this wonderful photo opportunity. Our Santa is particularly friendly and patient with the youngest of guests.

For reservations call (718) 543-3344 or email to info@vchm.org with your first and second choice of time slots.

Please note that there are 3 time slots - 6:00, 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. Seating is limited, reservations are required!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 6:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546a521707aac.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/birding-for-families Date: December 7, 2014

Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Join experts from NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides on this walk to learn how to spot our feathered neighbors and their foreign cousins as they make their trip across the globe. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Ages 5+. Free, registration not required. Space is limited; arrive early for check in. Members: enjoy pre-registration to secure your spot!

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541859555db95.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/discovery-walks-for-families-harlem-meer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/discovery-walks-for-families-harlem-meer Date: December 7, 2014

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Harlem Meer and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Space is limited; advance registration is required. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the Walk to allow time for check in.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees.

School groups interested in particicipating in a Discovery Walk can learn more here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410ac8408223.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:16 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/discovery-walks-for-families-harlem-meer1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/discovery-walks-for-families-harlem-meer1 Date: December 7, 2014

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Harlem Meer and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent of guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free. Space is limited; advance registration required. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the Walk to allow time for check in.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 841-2081

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfe31b7cff.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Season's Greetings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/family-art-project-seasons-greetings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/family-art-project-seasons-greetings Date: December 7, 2014

See the inspiring signs of fall shifting to winter at Wave Hill. Draw your own cold-weather tales in a variety of surprise, pop-up holiday cards that come alive with seasonal scenes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610205a1481.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-train-show Date: December 7, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-07 2014-12-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: December 7, 2014

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Workshop Weekend: Miniature Arrangements]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/holiday-workshop-weekend-miniature-arrangements Date: December 7, 2014

Drop by this weekend to create your own gifts and holiday decorations inspired by Wave Hill’s wintry landscape. Fashion a trio of sweet miniature arrangements in tiny containers using fresh greens, pinecones, and other natural materials. Give your arrangements as gifts, or enjoy them on your own holiday table. Creative guidance offered by Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Children eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546105bc69e79.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 7, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/wilderness-survival Date: December 7, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

On these fun, family-friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Colonial Christmas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/colonial-christmas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/colonial-christmas Date: December 7, 2014

Check out the Candlelight Christmas market featuring the Conference House Collection: fine crafts, Steve Nutt redware, and wooden toys.

Enjoy free hot apple cider and cookies. There will be home-baked goods made from 18th-century recipes by the Conference House Auxiliary; herbs, crafts, and baked goods from the Staten Island Herb Society; a raffle drawing at 4 p.m., and a grand candle-lighting illumination at 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610d6f82085.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Solstice Celebration and Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/winter-solstice-celebration-and-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/winter-solstice-celebration-and-tree-lighting Date: December 7, 2014

Ring in the season with a family-friendly event to celebrate winter. Enjoy live musical performances, arts and crafts, photos with Santa, sales in our Holiday Marketplace, and a tree lighting ceremony.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-12-07 2014-12-07 12:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f4b5c09737e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath Date: December 7, 2014

Get to know your New York City wildlife! Join us for a two hour program with wildlife rehabilitators, Bobby Horvath and Cathy St. Pierre to meet some of the wildlife and learn about the work of Wildlife In Need Of Rescue & Rehabilitation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cdfd4d6c42.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 8, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/holiday-train-show Date: December 8, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-08 2014-12-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 8, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas Tree Lighting In Shore Road Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/christmas-tree-lighting-in-shore-road-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/christmas-tree-lighting-in-shore-road-park1 Date: December 8, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when Bay Ridge, Brooklyn comes together to welcome the Christmas Tree Lighting in Shore Road Park.

Rain date: December 9.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 90th Street and Shore Road (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 6:30 pm 40.6223, -74.0403 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54650a220ae40.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 9, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/holiday-train-show Date: December 9, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-09 2014-12-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 9, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Madison Square Holiday 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/madison-square-holiday-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/madison-square-holiday-2014 Date: December 9, 2014

Join the Madison Square Park Conservancy in celebrating the holidays as they honor over 100 years of holiday tree tradition in Madison Square Park.

The countdown to the illumination of the Tree of Light begins at 5 p.m.

Free activities include horticultural instruction with Gardener Steph and Reading Rangers story time. Holiday treats will be provided by Hill Country Chicken and SD26 Restaurant and Wine Bar. Festive performances provided by Audra Rox and more.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:26 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 10, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/holiday-train-show Date: December 10, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-10 2014-12-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 10, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Christmas Tree Lighting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/annual-christmas-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/annual-christmas-tree-lighting Date: December 10, 2014

Children and grown-ups alike will sing holiday songs. The sparkling lights on the resplendent tree will be turned on to mark the beginning of festive winter evenings.

Santa Claus himself has promised to appear and lead the children in the illumination countdown. The Washington Square Association provides complimentary songbooks.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545ceb86126c7.jpg Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 11, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/holiday-train-show Date: December 11, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-11 2014-12-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 11, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 12, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/holiday-train-show Date: December 12, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-12 2014-12-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/le-carrousel Date: December 12, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 11:00 am 10:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/seasonal-crafts Date: December 12, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Viewing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/winter-wildlife-viewing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/winter-wildlife-viewing Date: December 13, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks.

This time of year is perfect to spot migrating birds and waterfowl which will call our parks home for the winter. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels, and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 9:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Colorful Candles and Winter Berries]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/family-art-project-colorful-candles-and-winter-berries http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/family-art-project-colorful-candles-and-winter-berries Date: December 13, 2014

Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful clay-like wax, mix and mold an inventive image of nature onto your candle. Add berries and boughs to decorate a candle holder and create a source of natural light for any occasion. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54610292558f0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/holiday-train-show Date: December 13, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-13 2014-12-13 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Signs of the Season Saunter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/signs-of-the-season-saunter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/signs-of-the-season-saunter Date: December 13, 2014

December isn’t as “deep and dark” as some may say.

Search for animal tracks, calling birds, evergreen trees and shrubs, and more as the trails near the Greenbelt Nature Center reveal how merry and bright they can be this holiday season.

This trail walk is at least an hour in length and geared towards ages 6 and up. Carolers and ugly sweaters welcome! Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/le-carrousel Date: December 13, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 11:00 am 10:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Deck the Halls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/handson-history-deck-the-halls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/handson-history-deck-the-halls Date: December 13, 2014

King Manor decks its halls for the winter! Come for a special holiday tour of the museum and learn how the King family celebrated the season. Create your own traditional winter and holiday decorations.

Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 13, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Inwood Owl Prowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/inwood-owl-prowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/inwood-owl-prowl Date: December 13, 2014

Whoooo goes there?

Bring the whole family and find out as you roam the winter woods in search of owls with expert naturalist Mike Feller. It's the beginning of their mating season so you may observe some interesting behaviors. Mike will demonstrate how to attract owls using calls.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks in Northern Manhattan Parks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:11 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 13, 2014

Join us for our holiday tree lighting party. Celebrate the season with the local community, enjoy live music you can sing and dance to by the All-City High School Chorus, make holiday decorations and count down with us to the lighting of the seasonal tree.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-12-13 2014-12-13 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shiny Ornaments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/shiny-ornaments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/shiny-ornaments Date: December 14, 2014

Learn Japanese paperfolding to make ornaments for a tree – yours or the park’s tree.

Start time: 1:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 490-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Archway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-12-14 2014-12-14 1:00 am 40.8824, -73.8812 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/birding Date: December 14, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-12-14 2014-12-14 9:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Colorful Candles and Winter Berries]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/family-art-project-colorful-candles-and-winter-berries http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/family-art-project-colorful-candles-and-winter-berries Date: December 14, 2014

Take a simple candlestick and, using colorful clay-like wax, mix and mold an inventive image of nature onto your candle. Add berries and boughs to decorate a candle holder and create a source of natural light for any occasion.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-14 2014-12-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546102c728970.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/holiday-train-show Date: December 14, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-14 2014-12-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: December 14, 2014

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-12-14 2014-12-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/le-carrousel-at-bryant-park Date: December 14, 2014

Support the Mayor’s Community Parks Initiative by taking a spin on Le Carrousel in Bryant Park.

Through the entire month of December, Le Carrousel in Bryant Park will contribute $1 from each individual ticket sale to this worthy program which invests money and resources in the community parks that need it most.

Please note: Le Carrousel is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Le Carrousel will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Holiday Recess (December 26 - December 30).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-12-14 2014-12-14 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5476342bc91cf.jpg Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter's Adornment Family Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/winters-adornment-family-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/winters-adornment-family-walk Date: December 14, 2014

After the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands, led by naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow. Let winter surprise you with an adornment of color. Join us on a walk through the gardens and woodlands to investigate vibrant berries, colorful twigs and dazzling patterns. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-12-14 2014-12-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546109ab040e7.jpg Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: December 14, 2014

Join Queens Botanical Garden on Level B where they will be making winter-themed pendants for key chains or necklaces.

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2014-12-14 2014-12-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/astronomy-the-geminids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/14/astronomy-the-geminids-meteor-shower Date: December 14, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

The Geminids Meteor shower is one of the best in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak! Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-12-14 2014-12-14 7:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Wreath Interpretations Holiday Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/15/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/15/wreath-interpretations-holiday-exhibition Date: December 15, 2014

NYC Parks celebrates the holiday season with its 32nd annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths.

A diverse selection of 56 fine artists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Sponges, keys, Smarties, forged steel and insect specimens are among the many varied materials used to examine diverse themes ranging from drones to damaging debris in our waterways.

This exhibition is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this holiday season.

Please note: The Arsenal Gallery is closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-12-15 2014-12-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5464c8838cc72.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/15/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/15/holiday-train-show Date: December 15, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-12-15 2014-12-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST